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Purdue ID Numbermmsi8
TitlePrayer
Other TitleBook of hours
DescriptionThe text of this original vellum leaf is a personal prayer for divine guidance. This invocation is written in Latin in black ink; it is followed by a brief title inscribed in red ink (rubrication).
Description ContinuedA series of gold and blue crosses with floriated frames separate different lines of the prayer. In one case, a cross is subtituted for a letter (the "M" of "Omega" in line 7). In the bottom left corner of the page occurs a magnificent intial "I, " painted in gold leaf against a red and blue ground that is embellished with delicate scrollwork. Three peacock feathers also grace the initial. The prayer text reads as follows: "Let me be guided by ineffable goodness; Let me be ruled by the power of the Father; Let the wisdom of the Son inspire me; Let the virtue of the Holy Spirit illuminate me. Alpha and Omega, God and man -- May this invocation be eternal protection and salvation for me. Amen."
Date of Original1490
SubjectsIlluminations
Prayer
Extent of Original2 p. ; 29 cm.
Typetext
FormatJP2
RepositoryPurdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
OrientationPortrait
Languagelat
CollectionMedieval Manuscripts
RightsCopyright: Purdue University Libraries, All rights reserved
Date Digitized7/24/2006
Capture DeviceEpson Expression 10000XL Photo Scanner
Capture DetailsSilverfast 6.4.1 r8c by Lazersoft
Resolution600 ppi
Color Depth24 bit
Color ManagementMonaco EZcolor using an IT8 target
URI ark:/34231/c6z60kzt